I was just browsing randomly recently since I was bored and needed new music to listen to. Found this and thought it’s a decent CD overall. There were several tracks that were unbearable to listen to all because of the other singer but the rest were quite good. If anyone wants to listen, click here and try for yourself.
Track #1, 2, 5, 8, and 10 are my favorite ones since it was sad yet not overly morbid to the point of unbearable. Track #1 – Tinh Dau (First Love) is full of sorrow and probably a good choice for the 1st track since it fits with the theme. It gives off this longing feeling that’s hard to explain. Track #2 – Mai Mai Ben Nhau (Always Together) gives off a very comforting feeling and a promising attitude towards it. I really like the background music since it guides the song along very well. It might sound too fake or too sugary but the tune makes it less cheesy in a sense. It ends up taking it to a more serious level that the lyrics are intended to bring out. Track #5 – Giac Mong Phoi Pha (Past Dream) is becoming my favorite after #2 since I’ve been listening to it a bit and giving it more thoughts. For some odd reason, I’m feeling the background music are beginning to become quite similar to one another with all the ballads in here. But it’s just a matter of the lyrics and his voice manipulating it, giving it more emotions. A nice song indeed. (Just have to listen to know.) Track #8 – Khong Ai Khong Co Loi Lam (Everyone Makes Mistakes) – is a little over the edge of morbid-land but still bearable. The lyrics are a little bit on the simple side but still not that bad at all. At least it gets the message across. The string instruments used for the background music is nice and sad. Track #10 – Em Da Cho Toi Mot Lan Dau (You’ve Bestowed Pain Upon Me–it sounds better in Viet, can’t get a nice translation of it on top of my head right now, lol) – I really like the background music that started out the song. The lyrics are nice as well. I couldn’t help but wonder if it was stolen again since it sounded like a foreign song. Used to it already but still a bit disturbing. If it is true though, I really like how the words are written for it.
As for the rest, Track #9 – Loi To Tinh De Thuong 2 (Sweet Confessions 2) is a repeat but still nice to listen to once in a while. However, I do not like the mix of it. Track #6 – Tieng Dem Mua (Sounds of Rainy Nights) is strangely disturbing and unbearable to listen to. I do not mean the lyrics either but the mix of it ruined the song. I usually like rain songs and also like Duc Huy songs but this one, the person who mixed it ruined it big time. I tried listening to it twice and yes, it was the mixing that ruined it and not the lyrics. The other songs with the duets–I seriously can’t take it to put it on repeat. Once was enough. Not a fan of screaming people.
Anyway, I think that Luong Tung Quang is one of the better singers nowadays. Honestly, it’s interesting that he did so poorly when he first started out and somehow improved over the years under Van Son and then later joined Thuy Nga. I was not that into him although he was quite good looking even from when he first debuted. But I must admit he’s one of those that impressed me with his improvement over the years. Now, it’s strange to say that he’s one of the few that I listen to.
The fact that I’ve been following other entertainment more than my own country recently made it sad yet it somewhat highlighted how I felt toward the industry as an overall. It’s getting way out of hand with all those new singers and how they choose to approach singing in such a way that seems amazingly strange that they are still singing. (Yes, that was sarcasm.)
To end on a positive note, my sister actually got this CD already but did not like it so she gave it to me (as a birthday gift) so I will be posting up more thoughts in regard to this album in the future, including more scans and possibly lyrics translations.
*All images were scanned by DTLCT